|Road:||M6 at J20|
M56 at J9
(also accessible to traffic on the A50, B5158 and the B5356)
|Telephone number:||01925 757777|
|Signposted from the road?||As Poplar 2000|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
More of a courtyard than a service area, and technically only a truckstop but it caters for cars too. It's located at the M6/M56 interchange and used to be extremely popular; it's now considered to be in-line with other Moto services.
General: Local Information, Showers, Moto Free WiFi, Truck Wash
Restaurants: Pine Tree Restaurant, McDonald's (with: Drive Thru), Costa, Greggs
Shops: WHSmith (with Costa Express Krispy Kreme), CB Shack[website], Barber Shop
Fuel: Total (with: Costa Express, FloGas LPG, Air1 AdBlue & Excellium)
Motel: Travelodge[book rooms]
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £16 and HGVs £14. Trailer changeovers have a charge of £3 for 24 hours.
Prices are paid using pay points in the main building.
The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.
Moto try to divert all of the lorry drivers at their nearby Knutsford services here, as that only has 27 spaces for lorries whereas Lymm has 600.
The Travelodge motel claims to offer alcohol, which is strictly illegal at motorway services. Presumably Lymm gets away with it on the basis that it's only a truckstop.
The Greggs bakers was the first to open at any UK Motorway Service Area.
Lymm was run by Poplar 2000, but it got mixed up with the Granada and Compass merge/diverge mess. To cut a long story short, Moto ended up owning the services and they are slowly dropping the Poplar 2000 branding and replacing its unique facilities with their own, such as WHSmith and Costa.
The truckstop was built next to an original, much smaller one which has been there since the 1950s.
In 2006 the services won a four star loo award.
|Knutsford (6 miles)||Services on the M6||
Charnock Richard (22 miles)|
Burtonwood (M62 west, 10 miles)
Birch (M62 east, 23 miles)
|Birch (M62 east, 35 miles)||Services on the M56||Chester (14 miles)|
|Knutsford (6 miles)||Moto services||Birch (M62 east, 23 miles)|